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York Mind are creating the six week projects within schools, for a space in time to talk and have perhaps difficult conversations around mental health issues.  Connecting mental health and physical health together in one group.


No sport experience is necessary and all abilities are 100% welcome!

The sport will be ran by the sport specialist and the chat/discussion will be led by a member of staff from York Mind!


Aims & outcomes of chat/discussion:

  • To provide a safe space to discuss thoughts and mental health issues
  • A safe and supportive space to connect with others
  • Create a better understanding of self
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved ability to communicate effectively
  • Increased ability to deal with unexpected events
  • Developed decision making skills
  • Reduce isolation
  • Increased independence
  • Developed emotional resilience

The sessions will consist of:

  • 1 hour sport
  • 30 minutes chat/discussion


This is taking place in York schools, the groups are made up either by the teachers asking if they want to take part or young people putting themselves forward and wanting to join. Please see below where the external sports provision and York Mind are collaborating in which schools.


Schools In York and surrounding areas already taking up the provision for their students, in their schools:

  • Millthorpe School - February to March 2023 working with York Mind and Crossfit Jorvik
  • York High School - February to March 2023 working with York Mind and York City Knights
  • Woodthorpe Primary School - April to May 2023 working with York Mind and York City Knights
  • Fulford Secondary School - June to July 2023 working with York Mind and Crossfit Jorvik


This is a wonderful opportunity for schools in York. If you would like a sports provision and York Mind to run a project in your school, then make contact by emailing:


The next Active Minds provision is at the following school:


  • Haxby Road Primary school – September to October 2023 working with York Mind and York City Knights



If you would like Active Minds to come in to your school, please make a referral here:



Young people themselves are welcome to make referrals as well as parents, carers or other professionals on their behalf. If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion with the team, please email or call 01904 643364 and select option 2.

To refer in, simply complete our referral form here (select young peoples groups from the drop down menu) Or download the Word Version and send to

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